Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ten Improvements I'd like to See in Gunvolt 2

I don't think it's any secret that I'm a massive Gunvolt fan. From the very second I started playing the game (and heck, even before), I knew it was going to be my favorite title on the 3DS up to that point. And I knew that I was gonna play the crap out of it. And I also knew that I wasn't going to be able to rest until I'd managed to get the highest rank possible in every single stage. It's an absolutely phenomenal game, filled to the brim with fast-paced action, thrilling music, breathtaking artwork, and clever stage design. In short, everything you'd expect to find in an Inti Creates title!
As much as I love Gunvolt overall, though, I won't deny that it has some problems here and there. In this post, I'll be covering ten things that I'd like to see improved in the game's sequel, which is currently in development. Now, bear in mind, these are all just based on my personal opinion, but having played the game for around 300 hours now, I'd like to think I'm as good of a judge as the next guy.

So, without further ado, here we go!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

All 40 English Gunvolt Stickers!


So, a while back, I uploaded all 40 Japanese Gunvolt Line Stickers for those of you who don't use Line, or can't afford to buy all of  the English stickers. Well, since I made that post, it looks like Inti Creates has had the same idea. A couple weeks back, they uploaded all the English Gunvolt stickers to their website, completely for free!

For the sake of convenience, I've reproduced them below the jump. Enjoy! And props to Inti for making these available to everyone!

"Those With Glaives" Drama Track Translated

I'm a bit late with this, but Eclipse aka "Sensei Hanzo" has recently finished translating yet another Gunvolt Drama Track. This one details a discussion between Nova and Jota, his right-hand man, regarding the Glaives that Sumeragi Adepts use. It gives you a really enlightening perspective of the personalities of these two characters. I remember that, when I listened to this track for the first time, I was rather surprised by how calm and gentle Nova sounded. If I didn't know anything else about him prior to listening to this track, I don't think I even would have guessed he was a villain. Jota also has a personality that I find interesting. In the game, his theme is "pride", but when you listen to him in this track, he actually sounds like a very humble guy. It's quite an intriguing contrast, to say the least!

Anyway, definitely be sure to give this track a listen! As always, thanks to Eclipse for translating this!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Blue "Lumen" Butterfly Easter Egg in Mighty Gunvolt! (UPDATED)

It's been a while since I last updated this blog, but I just had to share this awesome little easter egg I found out about in Mighty Gunvolt! In the "Train" stage, around the mid-way point, there's a room with one levitating enemy in the upper-right corner and one orange soldier with a flamethrower lower to the left. After dispatching both enemies, go to the platform where the orange soldier once stood. Now stand there and press up on the d-pad/circle-pad. Surprise! A blue "Lumen" butterfly item will appear in the right corner of the room! Touching this item will grant you a whopping 10,000 points without applying multipliers!

Pretty cool, huh? Man, stuff like this just makes my wanna scour every nook and cranny of Mighty Gunvolt to find out what other secrets lie in wait!

UPDATE: After learning about this easter egg, I decided to go through various other stages in Mighty Gunvolt to see if there were any more secrets to be found. I located a few more blue butterfly items in the process. It's my hunch that there's at least one of these items in every Mighty Gunvolt stage, similarly to the secret icons in Azure Striker Gunvolt. I haven't found them all yet, but I'll update this post as I continue to discover 'em.